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diy // pretty book cover

As I may have mentioned before, I love pretty stationary. Notebooks, diaries, calendars, I want them all. Nevertheless, I often hesitate to start writing since they are so pretty and I don’t want to fill them with something ‘boring’ like homework or grocery lists. This means the notebooks I actually use are cheap and well, pretty ugly.

To solve this problem, there is only one easy solution: make them pretty! For this one I used an old bed sheet and some postcards (The one with the quote is from Keri Smith’s book Living Out Loud, the other one from the Toast catalogue). It’s perfect for any kind of journal – be it a scrapbook, diary or, like a mentioned before, grocery lists. I think the next time I’ll use a more colourful fabric, but this one was great for a first try. (more…)

corners // bri emery

Looking through my Pinterest set of pretty homes the other day, I realised that I am really drawn to rooms with white walls and lots and lots of colourful details like art (prints) and fresh flowers. Actually only one or two of the pictures I pinned don’t have white walls (and I never even realised it).

Bri Emery‘s loft in LA, shot by Bonnie Tsang for Rue Magazine, is a perfect example for the style I like. Vintage mixed with modern, lots of little knick-knacks, but still a clean and light design. Perfect.

What is your favourite ‘style’ when it comes to home decor? (more…)

the locals

To be honest, I am not the biggest fan of streetstyle blogs (really, who would actually leave the house dressed like that?). Nevertheless, when I stumbled upon Danish streetstyle blog The Locals my opinion might have slightly changed. It is full of outfits that make me want to go shopping immediately. What are your favourite fashion sites?

PS: I actually don’t like wearing blue that much, but looking at these pictures it seems as if I should rethink that as well! (more…)

making heart-shaped waffles

heart-shaped waffles

A little while ago, I got this great waffle iron that makes heart-shaped waffles on a stick. Awesome, right? Somehow, I hardly ever use it, but everytime I do, the waffles go like hot cakes (which they somehow are, a little bit) because everybody in my family loves them. Since they probably don’t only love them because of the heart-shape, here’s the delicious recipe.

Heart-Shaped Waffles

Ingredients: 125 g margarine (or butter), 100 g sugar, 1 pck vanilla sugar, 2-3 eggs, 250 g flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 175-200 ml milk.

First cream the butter or margarine (I used margarine, but I guess both is possible). Then add the sugar, vanilla sugar and the eggs and mix everything. After that, combine flour and baking powder and stir everything again. Lastly, add the milk bit by bit.

Heat your waffle iron and cook your waffles according to your waffle iron directions.

Bon appetit!

just a minute in january

zucchero, zollette

‘Just a minute’  is a feature I have seen on quite a few other blogs lately (Laura’s for example) and I thought it would be fun to play along as well.

reading…I just started reading By The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf and so far like it. Has anybody read it already?

watching…Yesterday I finished watching Pushing Daisies and I am still a little sad, that this show got cancelled so quickly. There would have been so many stories yet to explore!

listening…to lots of different music. Even though they aren’t normally one of my favourite bands, I really like Mumford and Sons at the moment. Their Bookshop Sessions are especially great.

loving…the cute watercolor paintings by Kris Atomic, especially this one.

baking…I really want to go and bake a traditional pie. Maybe because of watching Pushing Daisies? Probably. Does anybody know a good recipe?

Have a good Monday!

Picture by Valeria Maggiora via Flickr.

 

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